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  • California Request for Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Approved

    08/05/2018 2:12:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    NBC News LA ^ | Aug. 5, 2018 | Shahan Ahmed
    California has been hard hit by wildfires, and 17 major fires continue to burn. California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Saturday that the White House had approved the state's request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Shasta County, where the historic Carr Fire continues to burn. According to Governor Brown's office, the request was submitted to the President and approved in the same day. "This is part of a trend – a new normal – that we've got to deal with. We're dealing with it humanly, financially and governmentally," Governor Brown said on Saturday during a media briefing...
  • Millionaires Flee California After Tax Hike

    07/06/2018 2:11:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 6, 2018 | Patrick Gleason
    According to new research released by Charles Varner, associate director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, California lost an estimated 138 high-income individuals following passage of the Proposition 30 income tax increase championed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and approved by Golden State voters in 2012. This new research by Varner updates a previous paper released six years ago that looked at domestic migration to and from California following a 2004 income tax hike. “One reason we wanted to update our previous paper is that this tax change in 2012 is the largest state tax change that we...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Production Tax Credit Extension

    06/27/2018 5:11:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Variety ^ | June 27, 2018 | Dave McNary
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed an extension of California’s production tax credit program for five years beyond its 2020 expiration with $1.6 billion in credits. The Entertainment Union Coalition, a coalition of California IATSE Council, Directors Guild of America, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 399, LiUNA Local 724, and SAG-AFTRA, made the announcement Wednesday. Brown approved the legislation as part of signing the state’s overall 2018-19 budget. “As a coalition that represents working men and women of the entertainment industry, we are elated that the California film and television production tax credit program has been extended through 2025. Our...
  • Homeless man breaks into California governor's residence...

    05/02/2018 4:16:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/2/2018 | Travis Fedschun Fox News
    A homeless man who was arrested last month after breaking into California Gov. Jerry Brown's home in Sacramento reportedly said he only tried entering the mansion because he figured the sanctuary state politician was "an open-door policy kind of guy." The California Highway Patrol said 51-year-old Steven Seeley was arrested April 19 and treated at a hospital for cuts he received while breaking a window to get out of the home in downtown Sacramento, located about 10 blocks from the Capitol. In an interview with KCRA-TV on Sunday, Seeley claimed he heard what sounded like a large cat roaring nearby,...
  • At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

    05/02/2018 1:41:53 PM PDT · by walford · 36 replies
    LA Times/AP ^ | Jun 04, 2017 | Staff
    ...The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase.
  • APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

    04/16/2018 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 74 replies
    APnews ^ | 04/16/2018 | Elliot Spagat
    California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Talks...
  • The states where Americans have the best quality of life, ranked (Calif. is ranked last)

    03/04/2018 8:16:54 PM PST · by Enterprise · 56 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | March 1, 2018 | Mark Abadi
    U.S. News & World report ranked the best states in the US for quality of life. Quality of life includes the quality of the natural environment, like water and air quality, and the quality of the social environment, like community engagement and voter participation. Of every state in the US, North Dakota residents have the highest quality of life.
  • California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state

    01/19/2018 7:16:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 58 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/19/2018 | Melody Gutierrez
    California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state. A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families. “Trump’s tax reform plan was nothing more than a middle-class tax increase,” Ting said in a statement. “It is unconscionable...
  • Wealthy exodus to escape new tax rules worries California Democrats

    01/18/2018 6:35:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/18/2018 | ADAM ASHTON
    The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the state’s wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the comparable tax havens of Florida, Nevada and Texas? Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on very high-earning residents. But now, with the federal tax bill cutting off deductions that benefited well-off Californians, the state’s Democrats suddenly are singing the GOP song about a potential millionaire exodus. “People with higher incomes pay a...
  • Pelosi and Moonbeam Freak Out Over Tax Bill

    12/05/2017 1:43:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s a tweet from Nancy Pelosi: “I want every single California Republican to understand this. Your ideology doesn’t come first. Your party doesn’t come first. The PEOPLE come first. If you fail to recognize that, you don’t belong here.” She’s talking about the tax bill. Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown, “The tax bill is evil in the extreme.” You talk about unhinged and worse. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So I checked the email during the break. “Rush, I don’t get it. What is Pelosi talking about here in that tweet that you read? ‘I want every single California Republican to understand...
  • Will we be ‘wiped out?’ How climate change is affecting California

    11/13/2017 10:21:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Christopher Cadelago
    California could one day be uninhabitable. Fire. Heat. Floods. Infestation. Disease. Suffering. Scientists have for years warned about the ravaging consequences of a warming planet. Decamping for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change, California academics and political leaders were mulling how to better deploy the distressing projections to give unwary citizens a better understanding of what’s at stake and compel them to see the wisdom of embracing sustainability. “This is bad stuff. It doesn’t get any worse,” Gov. Jerry Brown lamented to scientists, religious and political leaders in Europe ahead...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown to protesters during climate speech: 'Let's put you in the ground'

    11/11/2017 11:39:43 AM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/11/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    California Gov. Jerry Brown jokingly called for protesters to be "put in the ground" as they disrupted his speech at a climate change event in Germany. "I agree with you, in the ground. Let's put you in the ground so we can get on with the show here," Brown, a Democrat, responded to protesters Saturday yelling as they chanted about fighting pollution and keeping oil in the ground. Brown was speaking at the U.S. Climate Action Pavilion on behalf of "America's Pledge," which brings together leaders from both the private and public sector to ensure America remains dedicated to the...
  • Jerry Brown blasts climate change ‘denialists in the room’ at European Parliament

    11/08/2017 2:20:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 8, 2017 | BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    BRUSSELS Gov. Jerry Brown, arriving in Brussels after collegial events in Germany, sparred publicly with British politicians when confronted over his climate change record at the European Parliament on Wednesday. Steven Woolfe, a British politician on the parliament, was first to pierce the pleasantries, accusing Brown of supporting state intervention “at a huge scale” and spending and increasing taxes “like it’s going out of fashion.” Brown’s climate change policy, he argued isolates the state from much of the U.S. Woolfe dismissed California’s cap-and-trade carbon market a “tax-and-spend” policy. And he teased the governor as potentially being interested in joining the...
  • Calif. governor going to Russia to discuss climate

    09/02/2017 5:47:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | Aug. 31, 2017
    Calif. governor going to Russia to discuss climate SACRAMENTO - California's governor is traveling to Russia next week to discuss collaborating with Pacific nations on climate change at an economic forum hosted by the Russian government and featuring a talk by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown's Thursday announcement of his pending trip came on the same day the United States forced Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco amid escalating diplomatic tensions.
  • L.A. County hands $1.3B — Billion! — to illegals for welfare

    08/10/2017 6:49:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 8/9/2017
    llegals living in Los Angeles County were handed almost $1.3 billion in welfare payouts between the months of 2015 and 2016, Fox News reported, citing data. That’s billion with a capital “B.” That’s a quarter of what the county distributed to its entire needy population in those same months. Liberals and government elitists always like to make the case that citizens ought to support some cheap-sounding fee- or tax-paying cause by grandly pronouncing, “It’s just the cost of a cup of coffee,” or “If everyone just gave up their Starbucks lattes, it’d pay for itself.” Well, guess what $1.3 billion...
  • Exodus: Company Helps Conservative Californians Emigrate to Texas

    07/31/2017 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Jul 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    A new company is helping conservative Californians emigrate to Texas, where they can enjoy lower taxes, better economic opportunities, and friendlier politics. Fox News reports that former Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot has founded a company, Conservative Move, that helps would-be emigrants sell their homes in the Golden State and find new ones in the Lone Star State, and also helps them find “a good-paying job” in their new home. Chabot’s prospective clients include those who, like him, have concluded that California has no future for them: "While California during the 1980s and early 1990s was anything but serene –...
  • Jerry Brown Announces a Climate Summit Meeting in California

    07/06/2017 5:30:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 6, 2017 | LISA FRIEDMAN
    Gov. Jerry Brown of California on Thursday reinforced his reputation as America’s de facto leader on climate change, announcing to cheering crowds in Hamburg, Germany that his state would gather leaders from around the world for a global warming summit next year. Speaking by videoconference to the Global Citizens Festival in Hamburg, where President Donald Trump is joining other world leaders for the Group of 20 economic summit, Governor Brown said the president “doesn’t speak for the rest of America” in pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs $125 billion state budget without a veto

    06/27/2017 3:19:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/27/17 | Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $125 billion state budget Tuesday, stamping his official approval on a package of bills his office negotiated with Democratic leaders and then ushered through a Democratic-controlled Legislature. Brown signed the budget without a news conference or a single line-item veto. This was the second consecutive year that Brown did not use his authority to change the budget passed by the Legislature. Prior to that, the last time a governor did not veto a single item in the state budget was the 1982-83 budget, when Brown was then governor as well. “California is taking...
  • Jerry Brown’s Appointed Panel Votes to Make Him Highest-Paid Governor

    06/21/2017 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is currently the longest-serving governor in California history, and will soon enjoy the distinction of being the highest paid governor in the country after a 3% pay raise. According to an article by My MotherLode, a Gold Country newspaper, “the governor’s pay will go from around $190,000 to $196,000…[and] Jerry Brown will become the highest paid Governor in the country. Pennsylvania currently pays its governor just over $193,000.” Unlike Jerry Brown, however, Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf, also a Democrat, does not accept any salary. The Sacramento Bee reports that every state politician will receive a similar...
  • Jerry Brown defies Trump on world stage (Moonbeam to go to China!)

    06/01/2017 3:29:33 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/01/2017 | David Siders
    The California governor will fly to China to rally support for his climate change policies. ~snip~ “I’m on the side of the angels,” the former Jesuit seminarian said in an interview before flying on Friday to China, where he will rally support for his climate policies next week. “I’m going to do everything I can, and people are going to join with me.” ~snip~ Following Trump’s Rose Garden announcement Thursday, Brown told reporters, “Today’s announcement is tragic in a fundamental way. But it’s also, I guess, to be expected.” He called the withdrawal “insane” and said, “California will resist.”